It’s Friday, September 12, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)
As explained at the website, the museum has “59 historic buildings on 200 acres, three authentic water-powered mills and two covered bridges. Visitors can ride in a stagecoach, view antiques, heirloom gardens, meet the farm animals, and take part in hands-on crafts year-round.”
The website offers the opportunity to explore this living history museum without leaving home. When you get to the website, click on the map to take a photographic tour of the museum that is accompanied by text explanations of the exhibits that include:
- Friends Meetinghouse: Members of the Society of Friends were also called Quakers and had a distinctive way of life.
- Tin Shop: In the 1830s, tinware shops competed successfully with pottery stores.
- Salem Towne House: This Federal-style dwelling was the home of a prosperous farmer.
- Printing Office: Rural printing offices produced books, broadsides, bills, and pamphlets.
- Cider Mill: Cider mills used horsepower to press apples into cider, the region’s favorite domestic beverage.
When you’re through taking the tour, use the menu on the left to learn more – and get some old-time recipes for Potted Cheese, Gourd Soup, and Marlborough Pudding.